Tag : Brexit
A no deal Brexit remains the worst-case scenario for the HVAC industry as parliament braces for a vote next week over whether to back an exit agreement reached between the government and the EU, a number of manufacturers and industry bodies have said.
BESA will hold its second annual conference in London on November 1 with payment reform, Brexit and the technical implications of the soon to be published findings of a major review of building regulations expected to dominate proceedings.
An independent oversight body that would police and scrutinise UK government performance on key environmental commitments should be established to address the potential impacts of Brexit, parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee has argued.
A “no deal” Brexit that fails to establish clear rules for hiring skilled foreign nationals, importing components and some regulatory alignment between the EU and UK would be a disaster for the UK HVAC industry that must be avoided, a panel of political and influential industry figures has warned.
BESA president John Norfolk has said specialists working across the HVACR sector are facing a “perfect storm” of political and economic challenges moving into 2020 and beyond.
An agreement has been reached to ensure that the UK will continue to participate in the European standards system amidst pressure from industry bodies for government to address ongoing uncertainty over its Brexit position.
BSRIA has argued that a lack of investment in training remains a major issue still to be addressed within a construction industry that is also facing a number of emerging challenges linked to Brexit.
The financial outlook of building services companies over the first quarter of 2019 is described as “subdued” with a majority expecting their incomes to either stay unchanged or fall in 2019, an industry survey has found.
The Construction Products Association (CPA) has downgraded industry growth prospects for 2019, citing the uncertain nature of Brexit planning and delays in the delivery of major infrastructure projects.
A survey of 1000 industrial product manufacturers has found overwhelming support for ensuring ongoing regulatory alignment with EU standards to safeguard trade and ensure a frictionless supply of vital components that underpin sectors such as building services.